Shore Temple is a Hindu Temple, it is called as shore temple because it just looks like shore of the Bay of Bengal, it is located in Tamil Nadu, India. It is a structural temple built with the blocks of granite by the Pallava Dynasty and is one among the famous structural temples in South India.
The history of the temple says that as this Shore Temple was once identified as one among the Seven Pagodas An Ancient Hindhu referred to the origin of this Pagodas in mythological terms. The demon king Hiranyakashipu refused to worship Lord Vishu but the king’s son Prahaladha was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu and he use to worship him also criticized his father’s lack of faith in Vishnu, once while arguing Prahaladha told his father that Vishnu is present everywhere including his own kingdoms pillars as well, Hiranyakashipu angrily hit one of the pillar then the Vishnu came out of the pillar in the avatar of Lord Narasimha (half human and half lion) and defeated Hiranyakashipu, later prahaladha became the king and had a grandson named Bali and Bali was the one who found Mahabalipuram on this site.
According to the mythology all the Gods were jealous by the architectural style and glory of this temple, therefore they created floods to demolish this temple that is the main reason the temple is little damaged now.
As it a old Structural temple for the seek of maintaining the entry fee is charged Rs.10 for Indians and $5 for other country people and it is free for children below 15 years.
|Monday||6.00am to 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||6.00am to 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||6.00am to 6:00 pm|
|Thursday||6.00am to 6:00pm|
|Friday||6.00am to 6:00pm|
|Saturday||6.00am to 6:00pm|
|Sunday||6.00am to 6:00pm|